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TitleContemporary Geriatric Medicine [electronic resource] / edited by Steven R. Gambert
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1986
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-5000-2
Descript 566 p. online resource

SUMMARY

In the last two years, a wealth of new information has accumulated regarding both clinical and research aspects of health care for the elderly. Although many controversial issues have been resolved, many still remain. Volume 2 of Contemporary Geriatric Medicine is once again dedicated to the clinician who cares for the elderly on a continuing basis. Although, for the most part, general topics first introduced in Volume 1 have been retained, all inforยญ mation in this volume is new and represents the current state of the art. In addiยญ tion, several new topics-including falls, interpretation of laboratory data, and oral health care-have been introduced to enhance this volume's usefulness to the busy clinician. Through these easy-to-read essays, we attempt once again to keep the nonยญ geriatrician abreast of the current state of the art regarding the special needs and problems of the elderly. Each chapter is not meant to be an exhaustive review of all topics in the field, but rather to focus on issues receiving a great deal of attenยญ tion. Our goal is to create an exciting approach to contemporary issues in gerIatric medicine


CONTENT

1 Geriatric Cardiology and Blood Pressure -- 1.1. Cardiovascular Morbidity-Mortality -- 1.2. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology -- 1.3. Clinical Evaluation -- 1.4. Laboratory Investigations -- 1.5. Coronary Artery Disease -- 1.6. Congestive Heart Failure -- 1.7. Dissection of the Aorta -- 1.8. Valvular Heart Disease -- 1.9. Atrial Septal Defect -- 1.10. Syncope -- 1.11. Cardiovascular Pharmacology -- 1.12. Preoperative Evaluation -- 1.13. Blood Pressure and Aging -- References -- 2 Respiratory Problems in the Elderly -- 2.1. Introduction -- 2.2. Cigarette Smoking -- 2.3. Pleural Effusions -- 2.4. Tuberculosis -- References -- 3 The Gastrointestinal System and the Elderly -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Esophagus -- 3.3. Stomach -- 3.4. Hepatobiliary Tract -- 3.5. Pancreas -- 3.6. Appendix -- 3.7. Colon -- 3.8. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- 3.9. Cancer -- References -- 4 Rheumatology in Geriatrics -- 4.1. Age-Related Changes in the Immune System -- 4.2. Laboratory Evaluation in the Rheumatic Diseases -- 4.3. Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 4.4. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus -- 4.5. Sjรถgrenโ{128}{153}s Syndrome -- 4.6. Amyloidosis -- 4.7. Crystal-Induced Arthropathies -- 4.8. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant-Cell Arteritis -- 4.9. Spondylarthropathies -- 4.10. Malignancies and Rheumatic Diseases -- 4.11. Osteoarthritis -- 4.12. Medications for the Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases -- 4.13. Raynaudโ{128}{153}s Phenomenon -- References -- 5 Genitourinary Problems in the Elderly -- 5.1. Renal Lithiasis -- 5.2. Infection Stone Disease -- 5.3. Uric Acid Stone Disease -- 5.4. Bladder Stones -- 5.5. Urinary Infections -- References -- 6 Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Elderly -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Diabetes in the Elderly -- 6.3. Treatment of Hyperlipidemia in the Elderly -- 6.4. Age-Related Changes in Thyroid Hormone Economy -- 6.5. Hyperthyroidism in the Elderly -- 6.6. Hypothyroidism. -- 6.7. Clinical Aspects of Gonadal and Sexual Function in Elderly Men. -- 6.8. Menopause -- 6.9. Clinical Problems of the Climacteric -- 6.10. Estrogen Use in Postmenopausal Women -- References -- 7 Neuropsychiatric Problems in the Elderly -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Psychiatric Problems -- 7.3. Drugs of Abuse -- 7.4. Organic Mental Disorders -- 7.5. Neurologic Diseases -- 7.6. Conclusion -- References -- 8 Nutritional Support of the Geriatric Patient -- 8.1. Statement of Purpose -- 8.2. Introduction -- 8.3. Causes of Malnutrition in the Elderly -- 8.4. Enteral Nutritional Support of the Elderly -- 8.5. Parenteral Nutritional Support of the Elderly -- 8.6. Conclusion -- References -- 9 Contemporary Issues in Geriatric Medicine -- 9.1 Geriatric Falls -- 9.1.1. The Problem -- 9.1.2. Etiology -- 9.1.3. Physiologic Changes Related to Falling (Table I) -- 9.1.4. Pathologic Diseases Responsible for Falls -- 9.1.5. Disorders of Vagal Response -- 9.1.6. Devices -- 9.1.7. Other Causes of Falling -- 9.1.8. Environmental Factors -- 9.1.9. Research Imperatives -- References -- 9.2 Ethical Considerations in the Elderly Population -- 9.2.1. Introduction -- 9.2.2. Medical Care -- 9.2.3. Informed Consent and Decision Making -- References -- 9.3 Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Lymphomas in the Elderly -- 9.3.1. Introduction -- 9.3.2. Immunotyping -- 9.3.3. Autoimmune Phenomena -- 9.3.4. Hodgkinโ{128}{153}s Disease -- 9.3.5. Non-Hodgkinโ{128}{153}s Lymphoma -- 9.3.6. Mycosis Fungoides -- 9.3.7. Multiple Myeloma -- 9.3.8. Waldenstromโ{128}{153}s Macroglobulinemia -- 9.3.9. Conclusion -- References -- 9.4 Aging and Oral Function -- 9.4.1. Introduction -- 9.4.2. Dental Demography and Aging -- 9.4.3. Normal Effects of Aging on Oral Status and Function -- 9.4.4. Regional Evaluation of the Mouth and Its Adnexae -- 9.4.5. Common Oral Pathology in the Elderly -- 9.4.6. Oral Cancer -- 9.4.7. Medical-Dental Interactions in the Care of the Geriatric Patient -- 9.4.8. Dental Management of the Patient with Alzheimerโ{128}{153}s Diseaseโ{128}ฆ -- 9.4.9. Dental Care in Nursing Homes -- References -- 9.5 Geriatric Continuum of Care: The Veterans Administration -- 9.5.1. Introduction -- 9.5.2. Historical Developments -- 9.5.3. A Philosophy Emerges: The Health Care Continuum -- 9.5.4. Staffing Issues -- 9.5.5. Architectural Concerns -- 9.5.6. New Program Development -- 9.5.7. Concerns for the Future -- References -- 9.6 Interpretation of Laboratory Values in the Elderly -- 9.6.1. Introduction -- 9.6.2. Normal Values -- 9.6.3. Hematologic Tests -- 9.6.4. Serum Chemistries -- 9.6.5. Endocrine Tests -- 9.6.6. Summary and Conclusions -- References


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